RE: SPAM!!! Just shut down Exchange 2000 Services

  • From: "John T \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2005 14:22:44 -0800

Sounds like you are a major open relay.

Make sure the server is locked down from relaying is the first step.

Find out what IP the messages are coming from. If internal, you have a
virus/Trojan problem.

John T
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Clarke [mailto:scott.clarke@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2005 1:45 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] SPAM!!! Just shut down Exchange 2000 Services
> Hi all,
> Please help.  We are getting a HUGE amount of spam.  I suspect this shut
> down our Exchange services.  I have noticed a lot of messages from
> postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxx in the Queues folder...and I mean a lot.  As a
> result our outbound email was slow getting to its destination.  I have
> deleted the postmaster messages to the fictional/spoofed domains and
> outbound email is now fine.
> I have also noticed that the Queue is set to retry for 3 days...WOW this
> is crazy...what are your recommendations, 12 hours? 24 hour?  The people
> that set this up must have kept the defaults.  We run GFI v11 to block
> it is catching a lot of it but not all.
> This issue shut down all exchange services and I had to reboot and get rid
> of the messages in the queues.
> Help!
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